1345.4 - SA Stats, Apr 2008
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/04/2008
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This month's articles focus on South Australia's migrant population from 1986 to 2006 and South Australia's ageing population and the labour force from 1997 to 2007.
The first article in this month's issue is South Australia's Migrant Population, presenting information on people who were born overseas. The proportion of South Australia's population who were born overseas has steadily decreased over the last 20 years. According to data from the Census of Population and Housing, the proportion of South Australian's who were born overseas has reduced from 22.1% in 1986 to 20.3% in 2006.
For the purpose of this article, a migrant is defined as any person born overseas. This article provides an analysis of the reasons for the declining proportion of migrants in South Australia's population. The main findings include:
The second article, South Australia's Ageing Population and the Labour Force, provides an overview of South Australia's ageing population and its effect on the labour force using data from various sources. Between 1997 and 2007, the South Australian population as a whole aged with the median age of South Australians increasing by three years, from 36 years to 39 years.
South Australia's population is projected to continue to age in the future. If current age and sex specific labour force participation rates remain unchanged in the future, the aggregate labour force participation rate could decrease to about 51% by 2051. Increasing participation rates in groups with low labour force participation rates would be a way of addressing the fall in projected participation rates.
This article provides an overview of South Australia's ageing population and its effect on the labour force. The main findings include:
The figures in South Australia's Ageing Population and the Labour Force exclude overseas visitors.
Other Explanatory Notes are not included in SA Stats in the form found in other ABS publications. Readers are directed to the Explanatory Notes contained in related ABS publications referenced in the feature article.
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